China: Why Chinese people are not good at football

Li Yin-he, a Mainland Chinese professor on woman studies tried to explain why Chinese people are not good at football by confucian culture and the national character of a peasant state: Chinese masculinity are more intellectual (zh). Virtual China has translated part of her viewpoints into English. However, Korean also uphold confucianism and they play much better football. The cultural explanation is too Han-centered.

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